Les normes SFI : axées sur le rendement et sur les systèmes
The SFI Standards include both systems-based performance requirements and prescriptive outcomes-based performance requirements to achieve their objectives.
For example, the SFI Forest Management Standard promotes “sustainable forestry” based on 13 Principles, 17 Objectives, 41 Performance Measures, and 114 Indicators. In some cases, Indicators take an outcomes-based approach and impose binary, prescriptive requirements (e.g., indicators relating to reforestation, harvesting, protection of biodiversity, and chemical use take a prescriptive based approach with specific prohibitions and/or metrics). Other Indicators, by necessity, take a systems-based approach which allow some flexibility as to how to achieve the Performance Measure, based on local variation. For greater certainty, systems-based Indicators still require specific results to achieve the Performance Measure.